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Despite being renown as one of the greatest live acts of all time, the Who will be performing to a pre-recorded tape on Sunday's (August 12th) Olympics closing ceremonies. Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend are slated to close the show, preceded by such acts as George Michael, a Pink Floyd tribute of some sort, Kaiser Chiefs, Take That, Emeli Sande -- and a rumored Spice Girls reunion.

The Who is confident that they've come up with the perfect spectacle to wrap up the games and salute British rock: (Daltrey) "Well, I've prepared something, and Pete's given me free reign to do it. It is a great finale to the event. It's not a rock show, we can't do it live, we have to mime. I mean, we could do it live standing on our heads -- (laughs) we've done it for 50 years -- but because there's athletics there all day, the technical issues are just so great. (Townshend) It would be difficult for Madonna to do her. . . (laughter) (Daltrey) We have recorded a piece of music, which I think is a fabulous ending for the Olympics."

The Who North American tour dates (subject to change):

November 1 - Sunrise, FL - BankAtlantic Center
November 3 - Orlando, FL - Amway Center
November 5 - Duluth, GA - The Arena At Gwinnett Center
November 8 - Greenville, SC - Bi-Lo Center
November 9 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum
November 11 - Pittsburgh, PA - Consol Energy Center
November 13 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center
November 14 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
November 16 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
November 20 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
November 21 - Ottawa, ON - Scotiabank Place
November 23 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
November 24 - Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena
November 27 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
November 29, 30 - Rosemont, IL - Allstate Arena
December 2 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
December 5 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden Arena
December 6 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
December 8 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
December 9 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
January 28 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
January 30 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
February 1 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
February 2 - Reno, NV - Reno Events Center
February 5 - San Diego, CA - Valley View Casino Center
February 6 - Glendale, AZ - Arena
February 8 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel / Casino
February 12 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
February 14 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
February 16 - Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center
February 17 - Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center
February 19 - Hamilton, ON - Copps Coliseum
February 21 - Uniondale, NY - Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
February 22 - Atlantic City, NJ - Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
February 24 - Manchester, NH - Verizon Wireless Arena
February 26 - Providence, RI - Dunkin' Donuts Center

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